Tagged with Failure

Getting in the Ring with Life

Come Friday, I’m unofficially unemployed. I applied a month or so ago for my dream job, but I found out yesterday that though I made their decision “incredibly difficult,” they ultimately chose another candidate. Once again, I felt huddled in the corner, unsuccessfully trying to avoid a bloody lip from Life’s foot. When does it get better, get … Continue reading

Perfectionism Series: Failure Doesn’t Kill You

Failure-phobia is a common problem, even for people who aren’t perfectionists. Of course it’s completely normal and understandable that we would rather not fail. Failing stinks. Whether it’s not making the volleyball team in high school to getting fired from a job to getting rejection slips from one publisher after another, it leaves us feeling heartbroken, ashamed, and inadequate. But if … Continue reading